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Fits ribcage0.0
B. perimeter0.0
Stretched Band101.0
Band Length83.8
Stretch ratio1.2
Cup width22.9
Cup depth47.0
Depth ratio2.1
Wire length44.5
Cup height34.3
Cup separation1.9
Gore height13.0
Wing height17.8
Strap width2.2
Hooks3
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Index40:17
EU90L
UK40L
FR105L
AUS18L
US40L

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The daffodil Alana is bright and cheery. It also has that Alana fundamental rightness for me, I can put it on, go about my day and not be in a rush to get it off at the end of the day. As usual, the fit and comfort are spot on for me with just a little cakes on a plate and no quadding. The band is starting to stretch out and I will likely be on the last set of hooks before long.

Oct 2020
I thought it would be interesting to compare my original measurement data for this bra to what they are today.

.......................................... original / current / difference
band length un-stretched... 32.75 / 32.50 / (0.25)
band length stretched......... 39.75 / 40.00 / 0.25
cup depth.............................. 17.75 / 19.00 / 1.25
cup height............................. 14.50 / 15.00 / 0.50

The (0.25) inch decrease in the un-stretched length was initially surprising but is likely the result of 50+ hand washings.
The 0.25 inch increase in stretched band length is a little surprising. Most of my other Alana's have increased by over 1 inch
The 1.25 inch increase in cup depth is no longer very surprising since my other Alana's have increased by a similar length.
The 0.50 increase in cup height is no longer surprising.

These results lead me to wonder whether Bravissimo deserves its reputation of being small in the cup and a buyer thus needing to size up. Yes, a bra will initially feel small/tight but will it expand with break-in? I plan to explore this further.

Note: I do not use the cup over knee technique to measure cup depth as I think a more meaningful and relative data point is when a cup is occupied by ones breast. I think it makes sense that depending on bra style, bra cup dimensions can also vary during the life of a bra.

daffodil colorway

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Center gore placement:
Doesn't lie flat against sternum
Strap separation:
Are too far apart

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